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post #1 of 110 (permalink) Old October 13th, 2010, 21:30 Thread Starter
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FT-86 a Scion

Toyota held a sales meeting this week in Las Vegas where CEO Akio Toyoda announced that the FT-86 will be sold in the US as a Scion. There are reports of a front end redesign of the FT-86 as well as a reduction in engine size to 2.0L.
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I would not be surprised if the engine size goes even smaller.

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Fire up a poll.

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Depends on what they put in the euro version. Because co2 is such a big issue there. Does scubby have a small engine

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even has about the same power as their other N/A engines in cars!
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does toyota have anymore "fun" cars?
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ohh god, not as a scion....
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Wow... Don't they realize that people who like sports cars don't like Scions and would rather not be associated with the dress-me-up crowd?


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Im not worried about it, it should still be RWD (or as i call it right wheel drive) And if its a Subie motor then guess what... an STI motor will fit. Gotta think of the big picture. STI motor plus RWD Toyota, A sexy sounding beast made of quality, win.
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Im not worried about it, it should still be RWD (or as i call it right wheel drive) And if its a Subie motor then guess what... an STI motor will fit. Gotta think of the big picture. STI motor plus RWD Toyota, A sexy sounding beast made of quality, win.
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Bad news for sports car fans, but not for Toyota.

As you would expect from any massive company, they go where the sales are.

There are always seemingly lines of people screaming to bring back the mr2, the supra, make a new car but why would they, really?

Sales of mediocre but well built cars like the corrola or camry will always be the biggest priority for Toyota.
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I like that there are people who would refuse to buy it if it was called a Scion, but would buy it if it were a Toyota or Subaru, They then claim that this is because they value substance over pretense.
For those individuals, you should look up the words ironic and hypocrisy in the dictionary.
A lightweight FR Toyota is exciting to me. I don't care what motor they put in it, I am swapping in a 1UZFE ASAP.
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Bad news for sports car fans, but not for Toyota.

As you would expect from any massive company, they go where the sales are.

There are always seemingly lines of people screaming to bring back the mr2, the supra, make a new car but why would they, really?

Sales of mediocre but well built cars like the corrola or camry will always be the biggest priority for Toyota.

The Supra is coming as a V-8 for $40k and a V-10 for $50k. The MR2 is due soon after. Toyota acknowledges the sports enthusiasts around the world and will continue to fill these niche markets as the resume their quest to become the no.1 manufacturer in the world. Direct evidence today of their commitment is the FT-86, a clean sheet of paper design aimed for enthusiasts. I agree the "appliance" cars are the bread and butter of Toyota but the niche markets will be the contributors that set world sales records.
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The Supra is coming as a V-8 for $40k and a V-10 for $50k. The MR2 is due soon after. Toyota acknowledges the sports enthusiasts around the world and will continue to fill these niche markets as the resume their quest to become the no.1 manufacturer in the world. Direct evidence today of their commitment is the FT-86, a clean sheet of paper design aimed for enthusiasts. I agree the "appliance" cars are the bread and butter of Toyota but the niche markets will be the contributors that set world sales records.
Please provide the source for these comments...

People have been bleating about a new supra for 10 years....where is it?
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even has about the same power as their other N/A engines in cars!
2.4 is bigger than 2.0 lol
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I would not be surprised if the engine size goes even smaller.
I have seen pics of another rwd car than is supposed to be smaller and cheaper than the FT86 with a 1.5. Toyota said that because the FT will end up costing more than originally thought they wanted to fill the low low price range. Haven't seen anything on it in the last month or so.
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The Supra is coming as a V-8 for $40k and a V-10 for $50k. The MR2 is due soon after. Toyota acknowledges the sports enthusiasts around the world and will continue to fill these niche markets as the resume their quest to become the no.1 manufacturer in the world. Direct evidence today of their commitment is the FT-86, a clean sheet of paper design aimed for enthusiasts. I agree the "appliance" cars are the bread and butter of Toyota but the niche markets will be the contributors that set world sales records.
Why would they charge 50k for a V10 sports car when they are already charging 400k for one. I have yet to see anything recent on a new Supra. They had claimed V6 to compete with the Z and a V8 to compete with the GTR, but that was a couple of years ago.
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Why would they charge 50k for a V10 sports car when they are already charging 400k for one. I have yet to see anything recent on a new Supra. They had claimed V6 to compete with the Z and a V8 to compete with the GTR, but that was a couple of years ago.
It may just take them a long time like it took them to make the LF-A, I dont doubt they will make the Supra again, its an iconic Toyota sports car, they will, the real question is when.
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I like that there are people who would refuse to buy it if it was called a Scion, but would buy it if it were a Toyota or Subaru, They then claim that this is because they value substance over pretense.
For those individuals, you should look up the words ironic and hypocrisy in the dictionary.
A lightweight FR Toyota is exciting to me. I don't care what motor they put in it, I am swapping in a 1UZFE ASAP.
some people dont want to be associated with the whole scion crowd....

some people are cool, but most are up there with civic ricers. I went to a few scion shows and its ridiculous. Staggered wheel set ups on FWD cars? (rears were bigger then the fronts) Huge wings put on backwards, enough neon to make the red light district jealous. I seen an new XB with racing seats in the front and in the back.... its like ugggg

this doesnt apply to everybody but it is true for most.

its just like ::facepalm::

now your going to give them a RWD car... its going to be OMG DRIFT DJHSKFHSKFHSKK
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Plus my 20+ year old sc mki is faster than the only one that isn't a toaster on wheels, the TC.
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